Pioneer Surgeon: Dr. Ephraim McDowell

Pioneer Surgeon: Dr. Ephraim McDowell

By: Josephine Rich
Published by: Julian Messner, Inc.
Publication Date: 1959
Series: Messner Shelf of Biographies

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On Christmas Day in 1809, Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed an operation that made medical history, since it was the first time that a surgeon dared to cut into the human abdominal cavity. A lynch mob ...

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